Vegan Coconut Key Lime Bars


These creamy vegan coconut key lime bars make for an easy yet crowd-pleasing dinner party dessert.

Vegan Coconut Key Lime Bars

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings16 squares





  • 1 cup coconut cream from can, chilled about 2 hours, or overnight (use Thai Kitchen brand)



  • In preparation for making the whipped coconut cream later, place a metal mixing bowl and the 2 beaters from an electric beater in the refrigerator to get cold.
  • Make the crust: In a blender, blend the dates, tigernut flour, coconut flour, and cinnamon. Add a little bit of water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to help it blend, if needed. A dough-like consistency should form.
  • Line a 7x7 baking dish with parchment paper, so that you can easily remove the cake when done. Use your fingers to push the tigernut/date mixture into the bottom of the pan, evenly, to form the crust.
  • Next, make the key lime filling: Into a blender, add cashews, lime juice, coconut nectar, coconut oil, and vanilla. Blend until completely smooth, then pour on top of the crust. Place the baking dish in the refrigerator for about 4 hours until set.
  • When the key lime portion has set, remove from the refrigerator, and carefully lift the cake out onto a flat surface. Cut into even size bars or squares.
  • To make the whipped coconut cream: Remove the refrigerated mixing bowl, beaters, and coconut milk from the fridge. Open the can and use a spoon to scoop out the top thick white layer of coconut cream, reserving the liquid below for another use. Using and electric beater, beat the coconut cream in a bowl until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
  • Fill a pastry bag (or a zip-top bag with a corner cut off) with the coconut cream.
  • Top each square with a dollop of coconut cream, toasted coconut, and a lime wedge.

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